In Depth Show Blog - October 8, 2013

Tuesday - 10/8/2013, 7:17pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's guests:

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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A lot of Defense Department civilians are coming back to work. DoD Comptroller Robert Hale says a legal interpretation in conjunction with the Justice Department concludes they can get 90 percent or more of Pentagon civilians back to work this week. But Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu says getting an exact number of workers going back isn't easy to compile.

Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

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Federal chief financial officers say fewer resources, more mandates and a shrinking workforce is a recipe for disaster. New research from the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton finds federal CFOs and their staffs have only enough time, money and know-how to do the basics around financial management. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller provides details and analysis of AGA's 18th annual CFO survey.

Virginia Hill
President
Young Government Leaders

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Eventually the government shutdown will end, and your people will all come back to work. The hard part may be to keep them once they come back. Retention is passing recruitment in importance in human resources offices all over government.

Lee Dougherty
Partner
Fluet, Huber & Hoang

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One way to keep contracting revenue up during a government shutdown is hanging onto work normally done by subcontractors. It's an idea that more and more companies are starting to consider.

Larry Allen
President
Allen Federal Business Partners

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If you're a contractor and just received a stop work order from an agency, well, turns out you're not alone. But it's important to know why before you build a response strategy.


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